Daredevil’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has recently become a topic of discussion among fans, as the character’s rights have returned to Marvel Studios following a deal with Netflix. However, this return presents a unique problem for Marvel, as there are now two different versions of Daredevil that exist within the MCU: the Netflix version played by Charlie Cox, and the version that will presumably be introduced in future Marvel projects.
On one hand, it would be easy to simply ignore the Netflix version and move forward with a new actor and interpretation of the character. This approach would allow Marvel to start fresh and avoid any potential continuity issues. However, many fans have grown attached to Cox’s portrayal of the character and would likely be disappointed if he were to be replaced.
On the other hand, Marvel could choose to incorporate the Netflix version of Daredevil into the MCU. This would allow the character to continue his story and potentially even interact with other MCU characters. However, this approach would create its own set of problems. For one, there would be the issue of continuity, as the events of the Netflix series would need to be reconciled with the larger MCU. Additionally, the tone of the Netflix series was significantly darker and more grounded than the other MCU properties, which could be a challenge to integrate into the larger MCU.
One possible solution to this problem could be to introduce both versions of Daredevil into the MCU, potentially with Cox reprising his role for the more grounded, street-level stories, and a new actor taking on the role for larger, more fantastical tales. This approach would allow for both versions of the character to exist within the same universe, while also allowing Marvel to move forward with new stories and actors.
Another option could be for Marvel to simply reboot the character, starting fresh with a new actor and interpretation of Daredevil. This approach would be a clean slate and would allow Marvel to avoid any continuity issues, but it would also mean starting from scratch and potentially disappointing fans of the previous versions.
Ultimately, the decision of what to do with Daredevil’s future in the MCU will likely come down to what makes the most sense for the larger story that Marvel is trying to tell. Whether that means incorporating the Netflix version of the character, introducing a new actor, or some combination of the two remains to be seen.
No matter what approach Marvel ultimately takes, it is clear that the return of Daredevil presents a unique challenge for the studio. It will be interesting to see how they navigate this issue and what the future holds for the character in the MCU.